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Old 11-18-2003, 06:20 PM   #1
jjorloff1
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Question Keyboard response problems


For some reason my usb keyboard has response problems. it will type, and then stop typing in mid sentence. sometimes i have to pound the key to get it to work, sometimes i have to hit it repeatedly. sometimes it types fine for a while. I have windows xp on this system, and my keyboard works perfectly in that. Im wondering if there is something i could do to fix this. thanks.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 10:02 PM   #2
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I have the exact same issue!! With my HP USB/HUB keyboard Model#6511-SU rev.1.3d.
Could someone please comment on this one. BTW another KB plugged in the PS2 works fine. And as the other guy, my HP works fine in all other OS.

Thanx.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 07:09 PM   #3
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I am also a member to this problem. I've got a Dell USB keyboard with two-port hub made, according to /proc/bus/usb/devices, by Chicony. One device is assigend; it gets the driver "hub" and not "hid." I assume, according to the Macintosh keyboard data, that I want to get one device assigned "hid" and another device assigned "hub."

With a USB device attached to the Chicony hub, power works for five seconds and quits for one, and then works for another five, etc. If you are in the middle of a keypress when the five seconds are up, it gets repeated nonstop on the screen.

Sadly, I can only verbosely define the problem, and can not supply any answers aside from preventing your computer to load USB support and letting the BIOS handle the keyboard (e.g. during Debian installation).

Aside from buying a macintosh keyboard for my Intel machine, where should I continue?
 
Old 01-06-2004, 09:40 AM   #4
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I hate to say this, but some of these problem (though admittedly less severe) I find on one of my user's XP machines, so I'm not entirely sure that this is even a Linux problem. I run three servers on IBM branded USB keyboard, and don't have these issues at all. I did have (on RedHat 7.3 [[since replaced]]) a problem where the keyboard would lock if the mouse was plugged in through the keyboard's built-in hub - this was not a problem on RedHat 8 or EL3 though.

Edit -- I will admit that I've never tried USB on my RedHat 9 system.

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Old 01-07-2004, 04:21 PM   #5
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I'll admit that the Dell keyboard that I used in Windows XP before installing Mandrake did not work perfectly, however the lights on the keyboard did work properly. Similarly, if no usb-core type drivers are loaded, the keyboard works reliably and there are no blink-outs with attached devices.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 06:11 PM   #6
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Sorry to reply so late, but I have solved my keyboard problem. Well actually my friend told me to try this and it worked. When my keyboard wasnt working I had my usb mouse plugged into a side usb port on my keyboard. I just took it out and plugged it directly into my computer and it works perfectly now.
 
  


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